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    I'm currently using a Lehmann Blabk Cube SE and like it a lot, but I upgraded the table to
    a Hanss T-60 and everyone here knows what comes next,UPGRADE!
    Looking for thought or perspective on some of my choices used or new.
    Cartridge's are Hana SL, Monster Cable Alpha 1
    Parasound JC3+
    Pass XP-17
    Sutherland Phono Blocks
    Goldnote PH10
    Esoteric E-03
    These are the main contenders. I've read so much in the last few weeks on these pre's that my head
    is spinning.
    Last edited by russe41; 04-24-2022, 12:57 PM.
    Amp-McIntosh MC501x2,ATI 2505,ATI 1505,Innersound amp
    Preamp-McIntosh c2200,Marantz AV7005
    Phono Pre Sutherland Phono Blocks
    Speakers-Innersound Eros w/new panels and woofers,
    Von Schweikert VR4 HSE,Paradigm 80's 60's and CC350
    Crossover-DBX Venu 360
    Analog-Hanss T-60/SME V ZYX Ultimate 4D,Hana SL/Rega RB330 Ortofon Quintet Black ,2-Sony APR 5003,Revox B77
    Digital-Sony SCD XA5400ES, JRIVER Media Center
    Wadia DI122 DAC Desktop Computer
    Subs-2 Velodyne HGS10's,2 Velodyne 1200's
    Tuner-Revox B760 McIntosh MR74 Sony XDR F1HD
    JVC Projector,Draper electric 92" screen
    Room dedicated 27'x16'x10', Bass traps
    VPI 17 record cleaning machine
    Sennheiser HD600

  • #2
    Just looked at their site. That's quite a 'table! What arm did you get?
    Congrats!

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    • #3
      SME V Is what i'm using right now,not sure if i'll add a second arm or not.
      Amp-McIntosh MC501x2,ATI 2505,ATI 1505,Innersound amp
      Preamp-McIntosh c2200,Marantz AV7005
      Phono Pre Sutherland Phono Blocks
      Speakers-Innersound Eros w/new panels and woofers,
      Von Schweikert VR4 HSE,Paradigm 80's 60's and CC350
      Crossover-DBX Venu 360
      Analog-Hanss T-60/SME V ZYX Ultimate 4D,Hana SL/Rega RB330 Ortofon Quintet Black ,2-Sony APR 5003,Revox B77
      Digital-Sony SCD XA5400ES, JRIVER Media Center
      Wadia DI122 DAC Desktop Computer
      Subs-2 Velodyne HGS10's,2 Velodyne 1200's
      Tuner-Revox B760 McIntosh MR74 Sony XDR F1HD
      JVC Projector,Draper electric 92" screen
      Room dedicated 27'x16'x10', Bass traps
      VPI 17 record cleaning machine
      Sennheiser HD600

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      • seamonster
        seamonster commented
        Editing a comment
        Thanks!

    • #4
      I enjoyed the VPI 9 that I used previously, but wow what a difference with the SME, just so smooth in the way it functions.
      Amp-McIntosh MC501x2,ATI 2505,ATI 1505,Innersound amp
      Preamp-McIntosh c2200,Marantz AV7005
      Phono Pre Sutherland Phono Blocks
      Speakers-Innersound Eros w/new panels and woofers,
      Von Schweikert VR4 HSE,Paradigm 80's 60's and CC350
      Crossover-DBX Venu 360
      Analog-Hanss T-60/SME V ZYX Ultimate 4D,Hana SL/Rega RB330 Ortofon Quintet Black ,2-Sony APR 5003,Revox B77
      Digital-Sony SCD XA5400ES, JRIVER Media Center
      Wadia DI122 DAC Desktop Computer
      Subs-2 Velodyne HGS10's,2 Velodyne 1200's
      Tuner-Revox B760 McIntosh MR74 Sony XDR F1HD
      JVC Projector,Draper electric 92" screen
      Room dedicated 27'x16'x10', Bass traps
      VPI 17 record cleaning machine
      Sennheiser HD600

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      • #5
        I have a Lamm Lp2 deluxe, just rebuilt by Lamm with Nos 417a's and Mullard rectifiers if any interest. Plenty of references. Good list. Had the Pass Alephono in the past, great SS stage, I'm hooked on tubes for a phonopre, took the Ypsilon Vps100 to eclipse the Lamm with an Ypsilon SUT and Koetsu Azule or MM stage for Charisma 2 cart.

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        • #6
          Got a price on the Phono Blocks that I couldn't refuse, and Wow they sound great.
          Amp-McIntosh MC501x2,ATI 2505,ATI 1505,Innersound amp
          Preamp-McIntosh c2200,Marantz AV7005
          Phono Pre Sutherland Phono Blocks
          Speakers-Innersound Eros w/new panels and woofers,
          Von Schweikert VR4 HSE,Paradigm 80's 60's and CC350
          Crossover-DBX Venu 360
          Analog-Hanss T-60/SME V ZYX Ultimate 4D,Hana SL/Rega RB330 Ortofon Quintet Black ,2-Sony APR 5003,Revox B77
          Digital-Sony SCD XA5400ES, JRIVER Media Center
          Wadia DI122 DAC Desktop Computer
          Subs-2 Velodyne HGS10's,2 Velodyne 1200's
          Tuner-Revox B760 McIntosh MR74 Sony XDR F1HD
          JVC Projector,Draper electric 92" screen
          Room dedicated 27'x16'x10', Bass traps
          VPI 17 record cleaning machine
          Sennheiser HD600

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          • #7
            T-60 is a really nice table. Congrats. Your phono preamps are all great choices with a wide variety of pricing. I suggest you consider the PS Audio Stellar Phono preamp. Thirty days in home trial with no questions asked return policy. You might look toward a better cartridge than the Hana IMO. Nothing wrong with it but perhaps not up to what you have and where you are going.
            Turntable: TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter mat & weight; PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.
            Digital: Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer
            Amplification: VTL 6.5 preamp Series II, Pass Labs 150.8 Amp
            Loudspeakers: Piega C711 Loudspeakers
            Isolation: Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks and grade 2.5 Balls
            Misc: Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 Atmosphere power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, Audio Art Ref IC, synergistic Research Atmosphere X Euphoria Level 3 Balanced ICs, Synergistic Research Euphoria Level 3 Speaker Cables, Synergistic Research Cable Risers.

            Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

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            • #8
              Yes, a new cartridge will be in the mix shortly, thinking Lyra maybe.
              I also have and old but great sounding Monster Cable Alpha 1 MC and an
              Ortofon Quintet Black at Soundsmith for cantilever replacement(don't ask).
              Amp-McIntosh MC501x2,ATI 2505,ATI 1505,Innersound amp
              Preamp-McIntosh c2200,Marantz AV7005
              Phono Pre Sutherland Phono Blocks
              Speakers-Innersound Eros w/new panels and woofers,
              Von Schweikert VR4 HSE,Paradigm 80's 60's and CC350
              Crossover-DBX Venu 360
              Analog-Hanss T-60/SME V ZYX Ultimate 4D,Hana SL/Rega RB330 Ortofon Quintet Black ,2-Sony APR 5003,Revox B77
              Digital-Sony SCD XA5400ES, JRIVER Media Center
              Wadia DI122 DAC Desktop Computer
              Subs-2 Velodyne HGS10's,2 Velodyne 1200's
              Tuner-Revox B760 McIntosh MR74 Sony XDR F1HD
              JVC Projector,Draper electric 92" screen
              Room dedicated 27'x16'x10', Bass traps
              VPI 17 record cleaning machine
              Sennheiser HD600

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              • #9
                I think you made a good choice in the phono blocks. Congratulations!

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                • #10
                  Vinyl upgrade complete, settled on a ZYX Ultimate 4D, now I can turn my attention to preamp upgrade.
                  Amp-McIntosh MC501x2,ATI 2505,ATI 1505,Innersound amp
                  Preamp-McIntosh c2200,Marantz AV7005
                  Phono Pre Sutherland Phono Blocks
                  Speakers-Innersound Eros w/new panels and woofers,
                  Von Schweikert VR4 HSE,Paradigm 80's 60's and CC350
                  Crossover-DBX Venu 360
                  Analog-Hanss T-60/SME V ZYX Ultimate 4D,Hana SL/Rega RB330 Ortofon Quintet Black ,2-Sony APR 5003,Revox B77
                  Digital-Sony SCD XA5400ES, JRIVER Media Center
                  Wadia DI122 DAC Desktop Computer
                  Subs-2 Velodyne HGS10's,2 Velodyne 1200's
                  Tuner-Revox B760 McIntosh MR74 Sony XDR F1HD
                  JVC Projector,Draper electric 92" screen
                  Room dedicated 27'x16'x10', Bass traps
                  VPI 17 record cleaning machine
                  Sennheiser HD600

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                  • Rob
                    Rob commented
                    Editing a comment
                    the Zyx 4D is a nice cart, you'll like it. I assume you have the SB or silver base model?

                • #11
                  It has the SB2 option
                  Amp-McIntosh MC501x2,ATI 2505,ATI 1505,Innersound amp
                  Preamp-McIntosh c2200,Marantz AV7005
                  Phono Pre Sutherland Phono Blocks
                  Speakers-Innersound Eros w/new panels and woofers,
                  Von Schweikert VR4 HSE,Paradigm 80's 60's and CC350
                  Crossover-DBX Venu 360
                  Analog-Hanss T-60/SME V ZYX Ultimate 4D,Hana SL/Rega RB330 Ortofon Quintet Black ,2-Sony APR 5003,Revox B77
                  Digital-Sony SCD XA5400ES, JRIVER Media Center
                  Wadia DI122 DAC Desktop Computer
                  Subs-2 Velodyne HGS10's,2 Velodyne 1200's
                  Tuner-Revox B760 McIntosh MR74 Sony XDR F1HD
                  JVC Projector,Draper electric 92" screen
                  Room dedicated 27'x16'x10', Bass traps
                  VPI 17 record cleaning machine
                  Sennheiser HD600

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